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Governor Bruce Rauner

Governor Rauner

Strong Schools

Education is the most important thing we do as a community and our goal as a state should be to have the strongest schools in every neighborhood of every community. In the last two years, we have delivered unprecedented funding for our schools and increased support for early childhood education. At the same time, we established the School Funding Reform commission, which has made recommendations to ensure that every child in Illinois gets a shot at the American dream, no matter where they live.

Honest Government

State government must show it is making real changes to win back the trust of residents. To that end, the Governor’s Office has closed the revolving door of state employees leaving the Executive Branch for lobbying, closed loopholes in the gift ban and required employees to disclose more about their economic interests. But more can be, and must, be done. Term limits on elected officials and implementing Fair Maps to give voters more of a say in their representation, would send a clear signal that Illinois is serious about changing the culture of Springfield.

Tax Relief

Illinois has the highest property taxes in the nation, placing an undue burden on families and deterring employers from locating here. A property tax freeze would bring long overdue relief to our residents and make the state more competitive when it comes to attracting new businesses, and the jobs they bring with them, to our state.

Good Jobs

Creating good jobs in Illinois is essential to economic growth and providing a better future for our families and state. We need to get rid of burdensome regulations that scare businesses away and become a state where employers want to invest and grow. By creating a system that is more conducive to job creation, we can grow the economy and ensure the state has the resources it needs to fund critical services.

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Advancing Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/advancing-illinoisAdvancing IllinoisGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9​The Illinois Competitiveness Council, which is composed of over forty agencies, boards, and commissions, seeks to advance Illinois by cutting red tape, by improving Illinois' economic climate, and by fostering government efficiency and accountability.
Report Red Tapehttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/report-red-tapeReport Red TapeGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Help us cut the red tape in Illinois! This is vital to improving our state's growth and our residents’ well-being. The current regulatory environment is overly burdensome, inconsistent, and confusing even for businesses and social service providers, not to mention individuals and families.
Governor, Office of thehttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/GOVGovernor, Office of theGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 8, states that "The Governor shall have the supreme executive power, and shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws." The purpose of the Office is to ensure proper execution of the laws in Illinois.
Find a State Agencyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/find-state-agencyFind a State AgencyGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Links to list of state agencies
State Employee Pay Searchhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/CMS/pay-searchState Employee Pay SearchGP0|#de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3;L0|#0de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3|CMS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Governor's searchable transparency and accountability site that provides information about every employee's compensation
Contact a State Employeehttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/contact-state-employeeContact a State EmployeeGP0|#cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa;L0|#0cbf2a962-9f67-4fc1-a5c6-c23540b973fa|GOV;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Links to State of Illinois employee directory for phone numbers, emails, etc.
Individual Income Tax Paymenthttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/IDOR/individual-income-tax-paymentIndividual Income Tax PaymentGP0|#301527c4-161c-41d4-8b76-02705ddd591f;L0|#0301527c4-161c-41d4-8b76-02705ddd591f|IDOR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9Check the status of your Illinois Individual Income Tax refund using 'Where’s My Refund?'
Buy State Surplus Propertyhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/CMS/buy-surplusBuy State Surplus PropertyGP0|#de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3;L0|#0de0b1699-73db-4c2c-932c-4773c81aadb3|CMS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9State of Illinois' online (Ebay-style) auction
Professional License Look-uphttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/IDFPR/professional-license-look-upProfessional License Look-upGP0|#6b91e099-acba-4d25-884d-9f27705778ae;L0|#06b91e099-acba-4d25-884d-9f27705778ae|IDFPR;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provide online public access through its 'License Lookup' to search and verify all Illinois professional license holders.
Vehicle Title & Registration Status Inquiryhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/SOS/vehicle-title-statusVehicle Title & Registration Status InquiryGP0|#879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a;L0|#0879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a|SOS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9
Birth Records Online Orderhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/IDPH/birth-records-orderBirth Records Online OrderGP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9To obtain or correct a birth certificate, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.
Find Public Recordshttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/SOS/public-recordsFind Public RecordsGP0|#879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a;L0|#0879621d7-6ffb-4ea5-b9bf-0cc94098074a|SOS;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9The Archives Database site allows you to purview the many databases within the Archives site.
Death Records Online Orderhttps://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/IDPH/death-records-orderDeath Records Online OrderGP0|#6ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01;L0|#06ff001c7-3c06-4458-b753-46509643db01|IDPH;GTSet|#21807e74-47bf-4df7-ae5f-27785913b5c9To obtain a certified or uncertified copy of a death certificate, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.

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Central Management Services, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/CMSCentral Management Services, Department ofThe Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) provides a broad range of programs and services to state agencies and the public. Our commitment is to ensure accountable, efficient government and enable effective public service at the lowest possible cost.
Budgeting for Results Commissionhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/BFRCBudgeting for Results CommissionThe Governor's Office of Management and Budget prepares the Governor's annual state budget and advises the Governor on the availability of revenues and the allocation of those resources to agency programs. The Office also issues general obligations and Build Illinois bonds, manages the state's capital program, analyzes state agency programs and budgets and evaluates personnel and operating needs. The major areas of review are education, health and social services, public assistance, debt management, public safety and the environment.
Innovation & Technology, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DoITInnovation & Technology, Department ofDoIT is a new state agency, created on July 1, 2016, whose mission is to empower the State of Illinois through high-value, customer-centric technology by delivering best-in-class innovation to client agencies fostering collaboration and empowering employees to provide better services to residents, businesses and visitors.
Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ARDCAttorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of IllinoisThe mission of the ARDC is to promote and protect the integrity of the legal profession, at the direction of the Supreme Court, through attorney registration, education, investigation, prosecution and remedial action. For more information on the ARDC Mission.
Appellate Defender, Office ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/OSADAppellate Defender, Office ofThe Office of the State Appellate Defender represents indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases when appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, the Appellate Court or the Circuit Court.
Revenue, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDORRevenue, Department ofThe primary responsibility of the Department of Revenue is to serve as the tax collection agency for state government and for local governments. The department regulates the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. The department also oversees local property tax assessments, and functions as the funding agent for the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
Comptroller, Office of thehttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IOCComptroller, Office of theAs Comptroller, Mendoza plans to help the State get itself back on track financially in a way that doesn’t put the burden on the backs of the working-class families. She will be an independent, truth-telling, fiscal watchdog that prioritizes both the fiscal and moral health of the State. Mendoza will work to enhance the overall internal control environment of the State to run a more effective, transparent and efficient office.
Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DCEOCommerce and Economic Opportunity, Department ofOur mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans. We are laser-focused on improving transparency and accountability, enhancing customer service, increasing Illinois’ competitiveness, advancing minority empowerment, modernizing Illinois’ workforce, and elevating our state’s promotional efforts.
Management and Budget, Office ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/GOMBManagement and Budget, Office ofThe Governor's Office of Management and Budget prepares the Governor's annual state budget and advises the Governor on the availability of revenues and the allocation of those resources to agency programs.
Transportation, Department ofhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IDOTTransportation, Department ofOur mission is to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois’ residents and visitors in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and demonstrate respect for the environment.
Criminal Justice Information Authorityhttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICJIACriminal Justice Information AuthorityThe Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice with work in the areas of grants administration, research and analysis, policy and planning, and information systems and technology.
Supreme Court, Illinoishttps://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICSupreme Court, Illinois The judicial power is vested in a Supreme Court, an Appellate Court and Circuit Courts. (Source: Illinois Constitution.)

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